Topic: Samuel Johnson
A look at 'indexicals' – words whose meanings shift with the user's perspective.
04/27/2011 11:29 am
Several lawsuits over the health-care reform's individual mandate hinge on interpretations of the constitution's Commerce Clause. This clause is widely believed to grant Congress broad power over national markets. But that isn't what the founders had in mind.
12/21/2010 11:43 am
Five reasons why an author from the past may do more to energize your writing than any of today's hip young marvels.
10/26/2010 05:19 pm
Today's conservatives often use a jingoistic brand of patriotism to criticize rivals.
07/19/2010 10:50 am
The Monitor's language columnist muses over just who can qualify as a curmudgeon.
02/11/2010 06:00 am
The grass that covers the Washington Mall, the most visited national park in the United States, is in bad shape. The footprints of 25 million visitors are part of the reason why.
11/05/2009 12:00 am
A history of what it means to be free in America.
03/19/2009 01:00 am
03/04/2009 12:00 am
02/08/2009 12:00 am
I didn't grow up in a library, but sometimes it felt that way.
12/12/2008 12:00 am